heterodoxy

noun het·ero·doxy \ ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdäk-sē , ˈhe-trə- \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of heterodoxy

plural heterodoxies
1 : the quality or state of being heterodox
2 : a heterodox opinion or doctrine

Examples of heterodoxy in a Sentence

  1. Copernicus's theory that the earth revolved around the sun was arrant heterodoxy at a time when the earth was thought to be the center of the universe.

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First Known Use of heterodoxy

1659

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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